The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library in La Mesa, is now hosting its Spring Art Exhibit featuring 18 watercolor paintings by Ally Benbrook of El Cajon. The exhibit includes watercolor paintings of animals, especially dogs, cats and horses, as well as scenery. The show will run through the end of May.
Benbrook’s work, highlighting an intrinsic awareness of design and color and the flowing independent nature of water media, resonates with the power of the human connection to animals, nature, people and personal histories. She did not begin painting until after her 50th birthday. Since then, Benbrook has attended many workshops with nationally recognized artists.
She is a past president of the San Diego Watercolor Society, and has participated in many national and international exhibitions. In 2013, her work was juried into 12 national and international shows. She is a partner in Studio 16B at Spanish Village in Balboa Park, and she is a frequent exhibitor at ArtWalk San Diego, a two-day arts festival in Little Italy. Her work is included in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Canada, England, Sweden and Germany. Her website is www.allybenbrook.com.
Admission to the Herrick Community Health Care Library is free. The Fall Art Exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, phone (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.